Future Sound Of Nottingham 2014

April 15th, 2014 at 2:02 pm

The Future Sound of Nottingham, organised through the community project NUSIC, will give one lucky act the chance to perform the opening slot of the main stage, when the festival returns on Saturday, 19 July. The first round of the contest, which launched yesterday (Monday, 14 April), invites local bands and artists to send in demos to be considered by an expert panel.

Mark Del, of NUSIC, says: “It’s always exciting to give an unknown musician the chance to play the main stage at Splendour. The competition is about discovering the act no-one has heard of before and every year someone brilliant comes out of nowhere. We’ve had so many success stories, when Indiana came through two years ago, no-one had ever seen her play in public and look at her now! I can’t wait to find out who it will be this year.”

Entries for the first round will close on May 5 and finalists will be expected to battle it out in a showdown on the main stage at Rock City on Sunday, June 22, where the public and an independent panel of judges will decide the winner.

NUSIC is dedicated to all things ‘Notts, Musical and New’ and aims to support unsigned musicians from the county. Last year’s competition winners The Gorgeous Chans have also gone on to headline gigs, with a sell out show at Bodega already under their belts.  

For more information on FSN, visit www.nusic.org.uk/fsn


First Acts for Spendour 2014

March 28th, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Tom Odell and the Happy Mondays Headliners at Splendour Festival

Singer songwriter and no.1 artist Tom Odell and Madchester legends the Happy Mondays will headline this year’s Splendour festival held at Wollaton Park in Nottingham.

Odell’s appearance at Splendour on Saturday 19 July in front of up to 20,000 people will be his biggest headline performance to date. It continues his rapid rise from unknown a couple of years ago to national radio favourite, Brits award-winner and chart-topper with his debut album ‘Long Way Down’ and hit singles ‘Another love’, ‘Grow old with me’, ‘I know’, and ‘Hold me’.

The Happy Mondays are set to continue their revival following critical acclaim for the reunited original line up’s live shows celebrating the 25th anniversary of their classic ‘Bummed’ album. Famed for the party atmosphere of their shows, dancer Bez will take time out from campaigning to become an elected, independent MP and lead the band through a set including hits such as ‘Wrote for Luck’, ‘Step On’ and ‘Hallelujah’.

On the Confetti Stage, The Boomtown Rats (four original members including Bob Geldof) will be headlining. Sheffield indie act Reverend & The Makers will also be playing Confetti Stage.

Tickets for Splendour go on sale today (Friday 28 March) and start at just £15. Promoter DHP Family is promising a line up of more than 30 top acts playing across three stages with other artists to be announced in the next few weeks.

Tickets onsale now and available HERE.


Splendour Returns for 2014

March 6th, 2014 at 8:00 am

Promoter DHP Family and Nottingham City Council have confirmed that the hugely popular ‘Splendour’ Festival will return to Wollaton Park on Saturday, 19 July 2014 after last year’s barnstorming headline set by local hero, Jake Bugg.

Headline acts and other artists for three music stages will be announced in the next few weeks with the likes of Dizee Rascal, Blondie, Scissor Sisters, and the Pet Shop Boys having pulled in up to 20,000 music lovers in previous years. Alternative entertainments will be on offer at the comedy stage, children’s fun fair, or amongst the dozens of market stalls set in the beautiful surroundings of Wollaton Park.


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Splendour 2012 – questionnaire

July 23rd, 2012 at 10:22 am

Wow – what a fantastic day!!!! Tell us what you thought of Splendour 2012 by completing the online questionnaire…plus a chance to WIN £50 worth of Victoria Centre shopping vouchers.www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/splendour2012


July 20th, 2012 at 11:25 am

Much awaited sunshine is predicted for this weekend in time for Splendour Festival which returns to Wollaton Park tomorrow (21st July).

Tickets are still on sale and will also be available to buy on the day. Festival goers will be able to purchase Splendour tickets at the advance price from the Rock City box office until 12pm on Saturday 21 July. After 12pm tickets will only be available to buy on the gate.

Adv Price:

- Standard: £37.50
- Adult City Card: £27.50
- Child City Card: £15
- Kids Under 10: Free
- VIP Upgrade: £35

Gate Price:

- Standard: £45
- Adult City Card: £35
- Child City Card: £25
- Kids Under 10: Free
- VIP Upgrade: £40
- Cash Only

See you all there!